95 Persuasive Presentation Overview

Remember the introduction of a persuasive presentation must begin with the MORE+E Principle:


People listening to a presentationM=Meaningful. Tell the audience how the speech is meaningful to them.

O=Open. Make a statement that shows you are approachable.

R=Relates to the past. Refer to a past experience that relates to your topic.

E=Expertise. Tell the audience what qualifies you to make your recommendations.

+E=Evaluate your audience. Always know your audience.


See the following detailed guidelines to help you write your Persuasive Presentation: 


Does the speaker follow the format for a persuasive oral presentation?

I. Introduction

  • Tell how the topic is meaningful.
  • Tell how the tropic relates to the past.
  • Express your openness.
  • Establish your credibility.
  • Set up the topic.

II. Body

  • Discuss the topic.
  • Discuss the benefits of accepting the suggestions.
  • Discuss the consequences of rejecting the suggestions.

III. Conclusion

  • Restate the topic.
  • Emphasize the main points of the discussion.
  • Emphasize the benefits and the consequences.
  • Ask for commitment.



  1. What is the Topic?
  2. What type of problem does the speech present?
  3. How does the speaker relate the speech to the audience?
  4. What are the reasons for the proposal?
  5. What is the solution?
  6. What are the facts and opinions that support the reasons for the proposal and the solution?
  7. What is the motivation? Does the speaker emphasize the benefits of action and consequences of action or non-action?
  8. How does the conclusion tie the speech together?
  9.  What is the audience asked to do? What is the request for action? Is it a firm request for action? Is it the last statement?



See the following example of a Persuasive Presentation PowerPoint: Student Example Powerpoint with Detailed Outline Notes.


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